Dr. Juliet Marshall, Dr. James Woodhall, Margaret Moll
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offered three years financial support to the development of the Idaho Falls Diagnostic Lab as an extension to the Parma Diagnostic Lab which is the central diagnostic lab for the University of Idaho. Due to severe budget constraints, CALS has been required to reduce financial support for the salaries of many support personnel, including the diagnostics position at Idaho Falls. We had financial backing for about a year before funding was eliminated and as yet do not have enough samples and customer base to become self-supporting.
We are therefore asking for support to cover salary costs that are no longer covered by the university. We will also require funds to pay for the consumables of various tests, and potentially to travel to outbreak sites and relevant meetings.